If you know how much it costs to mount a new Broadway musical, it won’t come as a surprise that the longest running original revue on the Great White Way, Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, is back…Off-Broadway. And this is a good thing for the audience. It means we can enjoy iconic songs of yesteryear by the legendary team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, sung by tomorrow’... Read more
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Broadway's longest-running musical revue Smokey Joe's Cafe - celebrating the songs of legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller - returns to New York City to play Stage 42.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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The Grammy Award winning and Tony Award nominated Smokey Joe's Cafe made history as Broadway’s longest running musical revue and celebrates the best songs of the legendary song writing duo, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Their generation-defining songs climbed the Billboard charts and provided hit after hit for icons like Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, The Coasters, and The Drifters. With themes of love won, lost and imagined, their songs touched global audiences with wit and emotion. Audiences will be treated to more than 30 show stopping tunes including classics like “On Broadway,” “Yakety Yak,” “Charlie Brown,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion #9,” “Spanish Harlem,” and “Stand by Me.”